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Logan High Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

The Union City teenager is one nearly 100 Tri-City students who are semifinalists.

A James Logan High School student has been named a semifinalist in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program

Matthew M. Wang is one of nearly 100 students from the Tri-Cities region who has advanced as a semifinalist and the only New Haven Unified School District student to be chosen.

There are about 16,000 semifinalists, and the program expects that approximately 15,000 of the students will become finalists. Finalists will be announced in February.

More than half of the finalists will go on to compete for a Merit Scholar title and a portion of the National Merit Scholarships, which is worth more than $32 million.

More than 22,000 high schools nationwide and about 1.5 million juniors entered the 2013 competition, which awards the honors based on “exceptional academic ability”, and “potential for success in rigorous college studies” the organization said in a statement.

To see semifinalists from Fremont, click here.

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